What is Telehealth?

TELEHEALTH BRINGS THE RIGHT HEALTHCARE TO PATIENTS WHERE AND WHEN THEY NEED IT

Today's Technology is Being Leveraged to:


Monitor patients' health status and behaviors remotely

Meet face to face with patients using video conferencing to have discussions and provide treatment

Obtain images for diagnostic purposes using specialized scopes and cameras

Capture, store and then forward images to remote providers who can make a diagnosis and provide treatment recommendations

Educate patients and providers through apps and video conferencing

Monitor the impact of patients' daily activities on their health status

Provide patients with tools to assist them in adopting behaviors to promote their health

What's New

Center for Connected Health Policy, October 21, 2019

CCHP's 50 State Telehealth Laws Report- Fall 2019 update available now!

CCHP's semi-annual State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies report offers the nation's most current summary guide of Medicaid provider manuals, applicable state laws, and telehealth-related regulations for all fifty states and the District of Columbia. This report serves as a vital resource for policymakers, health care professionals, and health advocates on how each state defines, governs, and regulates technology-enabled health care, noting policy trends across key topic areas.

mHealth Intelligence, October 8, 2019

Senators ask HHS to sustain Project ECHO telemedicine programs

Nearly two dozen senators have asked HHS Secretary Alex Azar to find opportunities in existing Medicare and Medicaid policies to provide long-term sustainability for Project ECHO telemedicine programs.

mHealth Intelligence, October 4, 2019

Trump pushes Telehealth, mHealth adoption in Medicare Executive Order

President Trump's Executive Order on Medicare includes directives to increase telehealth adoption in Medicare Advantage plans and improve the process for permitting and covering new mHealth tools and services.

Athol Daily News, September 29, 2019

Telehealth program offered at Athol-Royalston school district

This article profiles the telebehavioral health program developed under grant projects by the Athol Royalston Regional School District in Massachusetts. They recently received a federal grant from the Health Research Service Administration to expand upon their pilot program.

mHealth Intelligence, September 13, 2019

Maine's TeleWOW Program uses telehealth to take on childhood obesity

A Bangor-based telehealth program is helping more than 50 children and young adults scattered across northern Maine connect with care providers and specialists to talk about health, wellness and weight management.

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